Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:09

With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and disturbingly, the numbers are only increasing. This...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:34

Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact.  As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but the athletes themselves? The answer is no. A...

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:31

With all the hustle and bustle that New York has to offer, many people would expect workplace injuries to be on the rise, but the United States Department of Labor reports just the opposite. According to New York private industry employers, about 146,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2012.

Although this number may be viewed as high for some individuals, 146,000...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:15

It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk.

Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and killing two men who had been walking on a...

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:30

As the spring approaches, local bars and nightclubs, especially in the New York City area, are flooded with tourists and many college students on vacation.  Consequentially, these places of business are overcrowded and filled with patrons under the influence. The combination often leads to fights. But is that the owners fault?

The opinion of New York residents is split; some say that it...

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 12:36

As the holiday season approaches, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping will also commence, leaving many stores, malls, shopping centers, and outlets in a state of organized chaos. But have you ever wondered what responsibilities the store owners have to protect its store patrons from harm? Well, you should.

Unfortunately, the family of 10-year-old Juliana Valdez of Paramus, New...

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:00

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it is proposing the first publicly available database which details workplace safety information. While the agency and its supporters say this will help provide safer working conditions for workers, companies and their critics argue the data could be misinterpreted and misused to create their own agenda.

Under the proposal, the 38,000...

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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:30

To some individuals, the idea of buying a home in distress is a turn-off of sorts; however, the truth is, there are some real hidden treasures marked with the signs of "Foreclosure" or "Short sale," and many buyers do themselves a disservice by writing off these opportunities before giving them any thoughtful consideration.  Yet some have caught on to the great advantages that lurk around the...

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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:00

During the recession, construction in New York State slowed down tremendously and there was no known end in sight.  However, finally, signs of light are starting to shine through on the construction loan market and are breathing new life into the industry. 

Not only has lending for multifamily rental buildings, with its steady income flow, been popular for the last 12 to 18 months, but...

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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:00

Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor....

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